Summer Beachwear…with or without the beach!

By Sarah Connell, from Sewing with Sarah One of my favorite things to do as a sewist is to take a fabric designed for one thing, and make it into something entirely different. When I saw the Tori Richards Striped Shirting on the site a few weeks back, I was desperate to order a few yards and ...

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The quest for the perfect t-shirt fabric

As summer approaches, I knew I needed a new batch of t-shirts.  I'm forever on the quest to find the perfect fabric for those slouchy tees I love so much.  I grabbed six different knit substrates from the site and got to work! I debated on which pattern to use for this comparison and settled on ...

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Sewing with Stretch Cotton Sateen

Have you ever sewn with stretch cotton sateen fabric before? It's often listed as a suitable fabric for making a variety of pants, dress, and jacket patterns, but I've just never really selected it for myself. I think I had this preconceived notion that it might be too fancy for this stay-at-home mom to get ...

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Revisiting a Classic

Hey! Today, I am sharing a jacket that is inspired by a previous make of mine. Way back in 2011 I made another version of this same Simplicity 2223 (now OOP) pattern. It was made in a similar shade of green twill. It was and still is one of my most favorite pieces. It got ...

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Baby Friendly Fabrics

Often I get asked which fabrics I like to use for baby clothes.  Since I seem to have a lot of experience with babies and making baby clothes, this is one area where I have some definite experience and recommendations.   I love to use knit fabrics for baby clothes and gifts.  It’s soft, stretchy and ...

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The Hand Embroidered Dragon Dress

Several months ago I started this project and now, about six months later -- IT'S FINISHED! Have you ever had a project that you "worked" on for so long and then when it's finally in the "completed" pile, you are so satisfied with yourself that you can't stop looking at it or admiring it ...

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